“One of the most powerful female vocalists to have emerged since Skunk Anansie's Skin” Kerrang Magazine
Cat Southall's professional vocal career has spanned several decades, working in all genres of Music. Cat spent 12 years fronting popular rock band Sal, gigging and touring nationally and internationally sharing stages with Saxon, Dodgy, Ocean Colour Scene. Cat has also worked as a session artist backing name bands such as 'Gun', 'John Cale', 'Catatonia' and 'Tom Jones', she joined forces with local legends The Manic Street Preachers, arranging and performing gospel vocals on their hit album 'Postcards from a Young Man', which also led to Cat performing with the band on the legendary 'Later With Jools Holland' show and Strictly Come Dancing where she worked with Dave Arch and the Strictly Come Dancing band.
Cat featured in the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary 'Sing for your life' as leader of a rock community choir, composed of people affected by cancer. The programme followed Cat as she took the choir from humble beginnings to a performance at the Royal Albert Hall alongside rock superstars Brian May, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickinson (avid supporter of Cats former band on his BBC Radio Show).
Cat composed a concept album - ‘Call Of Distress’, working with Sal band mate Noog and Kyshera frontman James Kennedy, Cat's sell out Showcase gig at Clwb Ifor Bach, her official launch as a solo artist, saw a theatrical live show, an exciting new backing band and her ever growing passionate fan base known as ‘Cat’s Army’ singing and chanting along to the addictive melodies.
Following a tour of the album, Cat spent some time in LA to begin work on her second album, on her return she was invited to front Ginger Wildheart’s power pop band ‘Hey! Hello!’. Stepping in as lead vocalist, Cat embarked on a National tour with the band, performing at major UK festivals, following this tour Cat went onto support 'The Ginger Wildheart Show' with Hey! Hello!’ at Brooklyn Bowl, London as well as performing her own solo material at Ginger Wildheart’s Halloween Hootenanny.
To tell you a little more about the album. 'Call Of Distress' is full of soaringly anthemic theatrical pop/rock songs, complete with superheroes, evil villains, comic style artwork, spoken narrative & sound FX. She fuses influences from Bowie to Queen; Kate Bush to The Beatles. Through her music you’ll find beautiful melodies, dramatic rock, huge choruses and lyrics, sincere and affecting. Building on the vocal and performance dynamics learned through operatic training, a love of musical theatre and rock music, Cat’s performance is as affecting, fun and memorable as her songs.
'Call of Distress' is available from all online stores as well as at the live Shows.